DIY: Homemade Air Fresheners

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Tired of spending so much on air fresheners that often turn out to be ineffective? Well, instead of going through all the trouble of buying one that you’ll hate as soon as you get it out of the box, try making one yourself. It is much cheaper and you can be sure that, unlike most air fresheners out there, it won’t be toxic. Continue reading

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What Sydney Has To Offer For Valentine’s Day 2015

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St. Valentine’s Day is less than a week away and love is already in the air. But for some, making plans for that special day could mean a lot of stress and last minute preparations. Yes, roses, jewellery and a romantic candlelight dinner is OK, but this well-learned routine gets old quickly. If you want to escape that, Sydney is just the place to be. Continue reading

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Life Hacks To Cool Your Drink In Summer

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After a hard day at work you feel the need to unwind and ‘reward’ yourself. So on the way home you stop by the supermarket to grab some treats and drinks. You buy some chocolate, soda, chips, and a six-pack. Then you get in the car, leave everything on the back seat and drive home. And when you get there, you sit on your favourite couch all comfy, ready to watch some TV or see what’s going on on Facebook, so you crack a bottle of beer … but it is as hot as a fresh cup of tea.

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Top 5 Sydney Beaches to Visit This Summer

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From decreasing stress levels and helping with depression, all the way to preserving the elasticity of your skin and providing vitamin D to your organism, a day at the beach has tremendous health benefits. So make some time and take advantage of everything, which a nice summer retreat to the beach has to offer you. And to help you choose the perfect spot, here is our list of the 5 beaches in Sydney you should absolutely visit this summer.

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Outside Pools in Sydney

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Everyone loves a home with an outside pool in the backyard. It’s probably because a pool is the perfect place for you and your children to have some fun and relax in the warm summer days. But if you’re planning on building one in your yard, or buying a property with an outside pool, have a look at our list of pros and cons.

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Brace Yourselves For The Lancelin Ocean Classic 2015

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Brace yourselves, this year the longest wind and kitesurfing event in the world marks its 30th anniversary. Yes, I’m talking about the stunning Ledge Point to Lancelin 25 kilometre water marathon. For those of you who are not familiar with it, the Lancelin Ocean Classic spans over four days (from 15 to 18 January 2015) and this year it will attract both professionals and amateurs from all over the world. Demonstrating skills and endurance, these athletes will compete in a number of kite & windsurfing, as well as jet-skiing events.

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Best Places for Your Afternoon Tea in Sydney

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Tea. In China, this miraculous beverage has for thousand of years been considered vital for your health and happiness. On the other hand, scientists in the West just now begin to uncover and appreciate its qualities.

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Are New Year’s Resolutions Bad For You?

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New Year is rapidly closing in and along with the holiday buzz comes the moment to look back on that past year and see what went wrong and what went right with our lives. And probably because of that excitement, most of us are prone to make mental lists of the things we would like to work on during the year that is coming. But in the heat of the moment we set some unrealistic goals that are hard to achieve which will in the long run only bring us down. So it turns out after all that New Year’s resolutions are not that healthy. Or more accurately, not following up on them is not healthy.

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Festive Recycling

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Christmas and New Year are the holidays when consumption goes through the roof in Australia. This is when we spend more, we travel more, we buy more, we eat and drink more, but at the same time we are also a bit more irresponsible. Maybe it’s because of the holidays.

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Best Ways To Cool Down In The Summer

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The last two months we’ve experienced some scorching heat which, according to the Bureau of Meteorology, are to continue in December and January as well. I know these BBQ-ruiners at the Bureau are not to be trusted, but in my eyes they are exonerated (at least for now that is) since they got the forecasts for October and November right. So, with calm seas and long, hot summer on the horizon, here are some new and creative ideas on how to cool down. Continue reading

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